The surname Samora comes from name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest
. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and
, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.
province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.
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of this family name include: Zamora, Zanora, Zamor, Samora, Zamaura, Zamore and others.
Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Zamorano (1542-1623), a cosmographer of the royal house of Philip II of Spain; Francesco de Zamora of Villafranca de Montes de Oca (Burgos), who was ennobled in 1770; and Juan Manuel de Zamora y Sainz... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Samora Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco and Christobal de Zamora, who sailed to Spanish America in 1511; Felipo de Zamora, who did the same in 1512; Diego de Zamora, who immigrated to Peru with his family in 1534.